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Athanasios Orphanides

Athanasios OrphanidesFormer Governor, Central Bank of Cyprus

  • Europe

Athanasios Orphanides is Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management.

From 2007 to 2012, he was Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus during which time he oversaw the introduction of the euro in Cyprus.

Subsequently, between 2008 and 2012, he served as Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB). Following the creation of the European Systemic Risk Board in 2010, he was elected as a member of its first Steering Committee.

Prior to this, Orphanides served as Senior Adviser at the Federal Reserve Board, where in 1990, he started his professional career as an Economist. While at the Federal Reserve, he taught Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University.

Orphanides obtained his undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Economics, as well as a PhD in Economics, from MIT. He has been published extensively on these topics. He is co-editor with Mike Bordo of 'The Great Inflation'.